The Grimsby Public Art Gallery proudly presents its fourth season of the Art House Café Lecture Series!
Join us February 19 at 7pm, as Manon Gaudet presents:
There is always tea and cakes:
Negotiating Female Settler and
Indigenous Identity in the Domestic Sphere
Admission is FREE, RSVP to reserve a seat!
Read about Manon below!
Manon’s talk examines a collection of Plains Indigenous beadwork acquired in Regina, Saskatchewan between 1918 and 1947. The collector, Mary Weekes, was a trained nurse and an author of various magazine articles, adult and children’s books, and short stories on a wide-range of subjects. Concentrating on the domestic space of the home as the site of acquisition, this talk proposes that a consideration of the exchange of female labour can script an alternative narrative of early twentieth century ethnographic collecting.
Manon Gaudet is a second year MA student in Art History at Carleton University. Her thesis interrogates issues of gender, race and settler-colonialism in the Mary Weekes collection of Indigenous beadwork at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. She has previously worked as a summer research assistant in WWII-era provenance at the Smithsonian Institution and spent the past summer interning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the department of American Decorative Arts.